Monthly Archives: April 2012

The Jewel that Kinda Glitters

The Jewel of St. Petersburg by Kate Furnivall My rating: 4 of 5 stars The Jewel of St. Petersburg has got everything I look for in a good novel: historical events that matter , vivid people making hard choices, a … Continue reading

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By Small and Gradual Changes

The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly My rating: 5 of 5 stars By small and gradual changes are great things achieved. That’s one of the defining principles of evolution, and of Calpurnia Virginia Tate, the heroine in this … Continue reading

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A Ripping Yarn, or Where I Wax Academic

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield My rating: 5 of 5 stars I don’t think I can add more glory to this book than it has already received, so I’ll just say I felt almost honored to have read it. … Continue reading

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